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Amanda Micklus

Principal Analyst, Datamonitor Healthcare

Connecticut, US
Amanda has been tracking corporate strategy and business development activities in the biopharma and medtech industries for more than 10 years. She is a principal analyst with Informa’s Datamonitor Healthcare where she researches and analyzes trends in corporate strategy and dealmaking, and compiles reports for clients. Amanda also writes trends pieces for Informa’s IN VIVO and START-UP publications, and contributes to Informa’s Strategic Transactions deals database, researching and writing analyses on individual biopharma and medtech transactions. Before joining Informa, Amanda spent five years at Purdue Pharma, working as a market research analyst and information searcher. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry-Business from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Long Island University.
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Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q3 2018

Biopharma financing reached $14.6 billion in the third quarter, a 15% increase over Q2, while merger and acquisitions, at $7.7 billion (the lowest quarter of the year so far), showed a sharp decline. Alliance value reached $20.3 billion, far exceeding the $13.8 billion from Q2.

BioPharmaceutical Deals

Deals In Depth: September 2018

In a $663 million alliance, Takeda and Molecular Templates will co-develop CD38-targeted engineered toxin bodies for multiple sclerosis and other diseases.  Medtronic paid $1.3 billion to buy the rest of Israeli device maker Mazor Robotics. Biopharma financing was up from the previous month, thanks to a strong showing of FOPOs.

Deals Market Intelligence

Deals In Depth: August 2018

In a partnership worth up to $5 billion, Affimed and Genentech will discovery innate immune cell immunotherapies for solid and hematological tumors. Emergent BioSolutions did two acquisitions, one in infectious disease (PaxVax) and the other in opioid overdose (Adapt Pharma). Biopharma financing reached nearly $4 billion, while device fundraising was just over $1 billion.

BioPharmaceutical Medical Device

Device/Diagnostics Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q2 2018

Second quarter device financing totaled $3.4 billion, less than half of the Q1 aggregate. Conversely, the $10.6 billion in device M&As was a 58% upsurge over the previous quarter. Like the device trends, total Q2 diagnostics financings (at $959 million) showed a 36% decline from Q1, while the $4.8 billion in M&A volume exhibited a significant increase over the previous quarter.

 

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Partnering In Cell And Gene Therapy Is A Unique Endeavor

Industry and academic representatives shared viewpoints at Biotech Week Boston in September 2018, including what is unique about deal-making in the cell and gene field.

Regenerative Medicine Deals

Biopharma Quarterly Dealmaking Statistics, Q2 2018

Biopharma financing for the second quarter totaled $12.4 billion, a 25% decrease from Q1 2018. Meanwhile Q2 merger and acquisition deal value reached $101 billion, three-quarters of which came from Takeda's $79 billion takeover of major European player Shire. Alliances – totaling $13.8 billion (a significant decline from the previous quarter's $30.7 billion) – featured large partnerships in the antibody space, the biotechnology industry sector with the highest dollar volume.

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